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Bench Press

Week 11: Thanks for playing, everyone

A thank you to all who played, plus one last pick.

With gratitude we thank you, veterans

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Bench Press

Week eight: Hohman, Lorentz hit again

The Bench Press (as in the column by Idaho County Free Press sports/outdoors editor Andrew Ottoson, not the workout routine) offers up an occasional take on local high school sports and should not be confused with any activity that causes a physically fit person to sweat. If reading the Bench Press causes you to sweat, it might be time to go outside or something, maybe walk the dog or ride a bike or hike in the woods or take up jogging. Speaking of which, it’s probably time for Andrew Ottoson to quit referring to himself in the third person and maybe go outside or something.

Bench Press

Week 7: Lorentz breaks through

Brian Lorentz broke through for first place with just one miss among his week seven picks. If it hadn’t been for Cincinnati’s win over Detroit — which seemed to trip up almost everyone who entered — he’d have hit a perfect score.

Week six: Doughty first, Lorentz second

You had to be perfect to win the $20 gift certificate this week, and Micheal Doughty went 12-for-12 with his entry, separating himself from a five-way tie for second place at 11.

Week five: Roberts, Stowell win with 10

Our Week Five winners, David Stowell and Gideon Roberts, were among four who tied at ten correct picks apiece. That’s a bummer for Mike Connolley and Terry Schlieper, but no worries, fellas — we’ll be handing out gift certificates through Nov. 13. I’m glad to have another month to keep firing picks, even though I’m coming off my worst week to date with five whiffs.

Football Picks week #2

Week two: Courtright, Schlieper nab prizes Week two is in the books and Lee Courtright — who just barely missed a win in week one — took first prize last week with another nine correct picks. We had a four-way tie for second place this week, and Terry Schlieper out-drew the crowd for second prize this week. (Come pick up your prizes at the Free Press office, guys.)

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